Monday, June 30, 2008


Today was a pretty typical summer day. We woke up around 7, ate breakfast, got dressed, and read/played for a bit. Then we left to run some errands. I had my (hopefully) last set of paperwork to drop off at my new agency. They opened at 8:30 so I figured we would start there. Then drove to our new big WalMart for some groceries (mostly fruit) and I ordered the rest of Girlie's pictures so that I can finish her life book. We came home after that and had a snack, then played/read until lunch around 11:45. After lunch, we headed out front for a popsicle treat. Made with some great Strawberry Lemonade I found at Aldis.

I love this picture because it captured each of them in the cold-pucker-face mode of eating a popsicle. :) (notice how Braeden is obsessed with swords right now, and Liam is following suit!)

Braeden was a little more interested in the ants crawling on the flowers and never did finish his popsicle!

We then took naps. After napping we walked down the road to this great new park just a few houses down from us. We played there quite a while and then headed back so I could start dinner. After dinner we had planned a family movie night with popcorn. This was supposed to be Girlie's last night, now we're not sure. The supervisor thinks she should transition more slowly and not move in until around the 15th. It's so silly. She doesn't need it at all. We'll see what tomorrow brings. After popcorn and a movie (Pippi Longstocking) we went to bed. Of course my non-sleeper Braeden had to come downstairs where I usually hang out until I go to bed, with his grin that always gets me, and convinced me to let him stay up a little longer. He's been asleep on the couch behind me for the past hour now. :) I'll carry him up to bed later.

A typical summer day...


Emmy said...

LOL! aww, kids, summer, poppsicles, lol. this brings back good memories!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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